Volume 7, Issue 4

We know you care about climate justice, 
-- and we have something important to share with you. 

Panelists present the report's key findings on April 4, 2016

The New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA) and our member organizations  are proud to release our report, NYC Climate Justice Agenda: Strengthening the Mayor's OneNYC Plan

The purpose of the report   is to: (a) assess whether or not efforts from City government, as laid out in the City's sustainability and resiliency blueprints, can begin to reduce the vulnerabilities of low-income communities and communities of color to climate change impacts; and (b) propose recommendations to broaden and strengthen such protections. 

NYC Climate Justice Agenda discusses the strengths and shortcomings in the Mayor's OneNYC plan related to the following areas of climate policy: 
  1. Climate adaptation and mitigation
  2. Equity and infrastructure
  3. Public health
  4. Community preparedness
  5. Community-based planning
The recommendations laid out in the Agenda will help build a healthier, more equitable, climate-resilient City for vulnerable, low-income communities and communities of color. This report lifts up com munity-based, climate justice initiatives, spearheaded by NYC-EJA members and allies, that complement, and in some cases even exceed, OneNYC's goals.

Click here to read the full report.
NYC Climate Justice Agenda in the News
Pix11 video coverage of the report release
We acknowledge that Mayor de Blasio's Administration has made an unprecedented effort to reframe sustainability and resiliency to include equity. However, opportunities abound to have environmental and climate justice more explicitly and robustly addressed. 

We hope our recommendations can help strengthen the City's efforts to address one of the greatest challenges of our time. Communities of color should be engaged in these discussions and share the responsibility to achieve a more just and sustainable New York City - we look forward to working with Mayor de Blasio's team and the City Council to that end.  

In solidarity,

Eddie Bautista
Executive Director 
The New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
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